Neb.- The Nebraska football team started its week of
preparation for Friday’s Heroes Game matchup against Iowa Hawkeyes on Monday. The team practiced
in jerseys and helmets for approximately 90 minutes, splitting time
between the Hawks Championship Center and outside on the Ed and Joyanne Gass
Offensive Coordinator Tim Beck addressed the media after practice,
and talked about the challenges ahead for the Husker offense against the
“They are different schematically than Minnesota, they are well
coached and very sound defensively.” Beck said, “They play a system their guys
know, they are good at what they do.”
Beck also talked about the emergence two offensive threats in the
passing game this year, Kenny Bell and Jamal Turner.
Bell, a sophomore from Boulder, Colo., has shown he can be an
offensive star for the coming years for the Husker offense. Bell has recorded
44 catches this season for 789 yards and eight
touchdowns, which all are career highs.
“Kenny has incredible ability,” Beck said. “He can be a great wide
receiver for a long time.”
Turner has also impressed Coach Beck so far this season, recording
23 catches for 332 yards and two touchdowns. Most importantly Turner has caught
14 catches in the past five games, while scoring both of his touchdowns.
“His (Turner) route running skills are improving,” Beck said. “I
don’t know if something has clicked so he understands how to get open now, it’s
not just about getting open it is setting guys up and changing speed and using
Check back here at Huskers.com as the Nebraska
football team continues to prepare for its Friday showdown against the Iowa
Hawkeyes. Kickoff between the Huskers and Hawkeyes will be nationally televised
on ABC at 11 a.m.